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. >> reporter: there's outrage that gop leadership didn'tsh follow through on a scheduled vote for sandy relief.re some lawmakers think the bill il too expensive, and packed withw unrelated spending.g. members from affected states are incensed. >> they haven't even told usus why. they snook off into the dark of night. >> it is inexcusable. >> reporter: the speaker says he ise committed to addressing sany relief this month, but that means the new congress that convenes tomorrow will have to start from scratch, busbu legislation does not -- because legislation does not carry over. >>> as the fiscal cliff has been averted, the wait to the last minute has many skeptics, anda renewed discussion aboutdisc civility in congress.ng joining us is the managingma editor of the hill newspaper. you got john boehner here trying to corral the cass on the house floor, he seems to be the moderate, and if there's any take away from the election mitt thromney lost, it's because theh republicans are so far rightfar that they need to come more to the middle, but the republican party is dissing john boehnerhn who is
adjourn the 112th congress without providing assistance to the victims of superstorm sandy. i am joined today, mr. speaker, by many of my colleagues from the jurisdictions that -- whose people received the most damaging blow. though my district did not sustain the extreme damage that those in new york, new jersey, and connecticut did, the president declared several maryland counties eligible for federal assistance from this storm. but it was minor, and my citizens are not in dire circumstances. but the citizens of some who we'll hear from today are in that condition. those counties joined hundreds in the 1,000-mile diameter of this storm, the largest geographicically in the history --geographically in the history of the atlantic hurricanes. now at best the speaker said that sandy's victims will need to wait until the next congress to receive assistance. wait. they say to millions who are in pain and in distress. we should not be waiting, mr. speaker. we should be voting this very morning, which i tell you, mr. speaker, i expected to happen from my discussions with the majority leader. a
investigators say this week's deadly fire and sh shootings in sandy hook elementary school had in common. and a violent morning, a burglar shot to death. >> first, breaking news, state police confirm there has been a fatal officer involved shooting. in tonti town and that is the northwestern area. we don't have too many details but we will be updating it on our website throughout the evening. >> many parts of the country are enduring freezing rain, and mark has more on that. >> reporter: a massive crash in oklahoma shutting down all traffic. 21 vehicles piled up and blizzard conditions blanketed much of the area. lubbock texas needed to be cleared. >> it is the most people traveling in six-years. >> reporter: black ice stranded drivers and one wife got a stuck car moving and wouldn't risk stopping again. >> i had to stop and that is as far as i went. >> reporter: severe weather is hitting san francisco hard. and the storms are expected to increase in strength. delivering another heavy blow to the mid-west tomorrow and ten inches to some parts of arkansas. winds at over 40 miles per hour
killed 20 children and 6 adults aa sandy hook elemmntary schooo in pewtown, conneeticut. "my job is to keep thh &pjurissiction and the people i marlboroosafe. there's 8,000 and right now based on advvce of my police department, it is safer to have our trained poliie officers in the schools than not." the iiea of an armed guard is simiiar to one proposed by theenational rifle association... one week after mayor says he came up with the idea before it was suggested by the n-r-a. students who attended sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut are getting ready to go back to claas tomorrow..a open house will be held toniggt at a repurposed school in nearby monroe.teachers and other staff have been working to get &pthe classrooms ready by paiiting and bringing in new furniiure.sttdents havee't been to class since deeember 14th... when a gunman opened fire at sandy hook... killing 20 children andd6 adults. pin honor of the 150th anniversarr of the emancipation proclamation... the u-s possal servvie unveils its newest stamp.it features some famous words from the historic docu
the mass murders at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut, we have been looking at new information on gun sales year in maryland. barry simms as the latest numbers, and there is a noticeable increase? >> we have contacted maryland state police on the purchase of gun applications and it does appear that those numbers are on the rice. the bushmaster rifle that adam lanza used in the newtown, connecticut killings was legally owned by his mother. he shot her four times in the head before going to sandy hook elementary school and killing 20 children and six female educators. calls for increased school safety, and at the same time, gun sales are on the increase. in november, there were more than 7200 gun purchase applications filed peeping >> we are projecting that we're looking at over 8200 barack applications being processed. >> more than 46,000 applications were processed. at the end of 2012, state police project 62,000 applications will be handled. state troopers will not speculate on why. some reasons are apparent -- the holiday season, some lawmakers proposing changes to gun laws.
-year-old victoria r soto.she'' the teachhr at sandy hook elementary school who rushed her students into a closet and died tryyng to shield them from the bullets. soto... was from stratforr..he strret they wanttcchnged... actually runs in front of tte high school. today... police are reportedly pushhd a man to his death on a new york subway this monnh... something like this has happened. happened.take a look at thh surveellance vvdeo of the woman they believe is the suspect. witnesses say she was pacing on the train ppatform in ueens... talking to peat. when the trainnwas pulling into the station... she allegedly got up... pushed the man onto the ttacks... yet identified the victim.not p3retiieddgeneral norman schwarrkopp... who ame to be knnwn as "stormin' norman"... has died.schwarzopf passed awaa ii tampa last night.his complications from pneumonia.. sccwarzkopf commanded 90's... leading the rly - international coalition that drove saddam husseinns forces out of kuwait in 1991. sccwaazkopf was 78-years-old. coming up on the early &pedition... a year of wcked w. weather.the de
, but those impacted by sandy in several state including maryland are still waiting and as tory dunnan reports, tonight the house speaker says they won't get any help from the 112th congress. >> we've had no help from anyone. you see the pile of garbage there? it's been there since the first week. >> reporter: now another potential setback for the region. >> 66 days and counting, shame on you. shame on congress. new jerseyians and new yorkers are tired of being treated like second class citizens. >> reporter: the senate passed a package last week to provide more than $60 billion in aid to the region, but on tuesday the house failed to act before wrapping up this session of congress. >> now i am dismayed and really saddened that the house of representatives walked away last night, didn't even touch this after we spent so much time here on the floor doing something to help the beleaguered part of our country. >> reporter: republican congressman peter king who represents part of long island called it a disgrace and blasted leaders of his own party. >> we cannot believe that this cruel knife in
it helped police track down the suspect. >>> and students and staff from sandy hook elementary school prepare to go back to class. what they can expect when they come into the new building. >> with the wind this morning it feels like the teens in some spots. i will tell you when the temperatures will hit the teens around here coming up. >> reporter: we are dealing with a crash right now on 695. not far from the scene at harford road. i will have the details coming up on good morning maryland. w=!n >>> good morning i am preeing megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. we have timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: we are dealing with delays on 695 in overlea war crash cleared from the inner loop at blair road. traveling towards 95 leave extra time. outer loop congesting and it will take 13 minutes to travel from 95 all the way up to 8 3. and this is what the northwest corner of the belt wait looks like at old -- beltway looks like at old court road. nothing in your way to route 40 and inner loop clear to pikesville. hunt valley 83 at shawan road, everything is clear. no proble
? leaders have reacted to the shooting earlier this month at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead. there are reports that the mother of gunman adam lanza may have been seeking treatment for her son, but details of his mental health history are unknown. >> the task force here has taken a look at california's law. requires licensed psychotherapist to turn over the names of patients who threatened harming someone physically. jayne miller, wbal-tv 11 news. >> anne arundel county police are increasing their patrols at a bar and glen burnie as they investigate the third homicide in that area in three years. there have been three deadly shooting since 2009, the latest happening last night. investigators say they have a possible suspect, described only as an african-american male in -- 30's with that then bield with a thin build. >> i can tell you that the victim was found in the exterior parking lot. >> anyone with information is urged to contact the anne arundel county police department. >> the regular season is over and the afc cha
sandy already. >> sandy carved a path along the eastern seaboard. >> we can't secure the crane until the wind dies down. >> gangnam style. >> honey boo boo. >> the shuttle rolling done the streets of l.a. >> let's take a look at the man at the center of the scandal. >> syria has gone on for 20 -- >> the red line warning talks. >> barack obama will be re-elected president of the united states. >> terror at an elementary school in connecticut. >> 20 children are dead. six adults are also dead. >> so our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims and in the word of scripture, heal the broken hearted and bind up their wounds. >>> here at abc2 we've been looking back, too and put together a less of the stories. go to the featured stories section on our home page. >> when it comes to renovations, bathrooms and kitchens are one of the most expensive. >>> and a state trooper helped deliver a newborn baby, his own. >>> we're taking a look at the smart apps. >> reporter: with 2012 nearing an a
providing aid to victims of superstorm sandy. representatives from both parties are calling ending the term without a vote inexcusable. >> absolutely inexcusable, indefensible. >> some lawmakers are suggesting the decision to forgo the vote was made because the affected areas are in blue states. >> we started this morning with a little bit of cloud cover. we have mostly sunny skies now. the wind shifting to the north, and it will be chilly the next couple of days. 35 at the airport. the temperature will not move much this afternoon, maybe up to 38 or 39. low to mid 30's in the northern suburbs. with the breeze kicking up, it will be in the upper 20's. colder tomorrow morning. temperatures starting out in the middle 20's. when we come back in a few minutes, we will check the seven-day forecast. >> we will check back with you then. two people are being treated at bayview burn center after a boiler exploded after -- at a middle school in annapolis. fire crews in anne arundel county and annapolis city found the two victims, two middle-aged men, who suffered burns but there injuries are not life
am victims of hurricane sandy got to have some fun. the owner of a restaurant in staten island held a news year's party for those impacted by the storm. they didn't have to pay a dime to have a wonderful night. >>> today we start keeping track of what will become the best stories of 2013. before we say bye to 2012 we will show you the highs and lowsthe year brought. it was 12 months of stories filled with joy, sadness, grief elation and astonishment. we say hello, to new faces and good-bye to some legends. here's a look down memory lane at some of the biggest moments of the year 2012. >> thank you so much. >> and the crowd gathered. >> we want to be free people. >> italian cruiseship nearly capsized. >> 23% unfleement joseph kony. >> viral on media sites. >> outraged through social media. >> i am sandra. >> affordable care act. >> this is a very massive play by facebook. >> large of the ipo in tech history. >> this is breast feeding in the picture. >> one article passed the entire country -- has the entire country talking. >> the president believes same sex marriage should be legal.
after the tragedy at sandy hook. president obama's message on gun control heading into the new career. >>> the [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition, honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions with pillsbury grands! cinnamon rolls. [ female announcer ] go from zero to pizza in just 60 seconds with totino's pizza rolls and grab a bite of snack-defying, satisfying... because pizza...never...misses. it's on. let's roll. >>> the 3wbody of the man who fired inside a -- the hartfo"ha couran courant". before going to nearby sandy hook elementary school, killing 20 first graders and six adults and then he killed himself. a private funeral was held for lanza's mother. >>> since the connecticut shootings, a debate on gun control escalated from a simmer to a boil. just after the shootings, president obama promised to do something to prevent a similar incident from happening. yesterday on "meet the press" yesterday, the president plans to keep that promise. >> with public opinion, there's nothing you can't d
of sandy. new york area lawmakers from both party are furious over house republicans leaders decision not to hold the vote. this congress term end at noon tomorrow. house speaker john boehner's spokesman says the congressman is committed to getting the bill passed this month. that isn't good enough for some of his colleagues from new york. >> absolutely inexcusable. we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. the people who are out of their homes and who are cold and without food, the people who lost their jobs. they don't have the time to wait. we cannot walk away from our responsibilities. >> it is our obligation not as democrats, not as republicans but as americans to make sure that we come to the aid of americans. >> more than $2 billion of federal money has been spent so far on relief efforts. fema still has more than $4 billion in its disaster relief fund to cover costs until early spring. >>> montgomery county courts will begin holding their first public same-sex marriages. since midnight yesterday, gay couples around the state have held private ceremonies. the courts reopen
at speaker john boehner for delays a vote on aid to the victims of hurricane sandy because of the cost. boehner signaling he's back to a hard line in the budget fights ahead. so are senate republicans. >> so we're going to focus on spending and the tidal waves coming at us you are medicare and the social security. >> reporter: wave number one is the fight over defense cuts and social service spending, postponed two months by yesterday's fiscal cliff deal. >> the motion is president doed. >> reporter: wave number two is worse, another debt ceiling fight like the one last year that damaged the u.s. credit rating. president obama vows no repeat. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they have already racked up. >> reporter: but house rupp pushed back. >> if the president thinks he's not going to negotiate, he better thing again. he's president of the united states, not emperor of the planet. >> reporter: this could get scarier. >> it may take a default, another downgrade, the serious economic consequences that flow from it
on the hill. >> coming up at 5:30, our coverage of the fiscal cliff and more on the sandy aid package that has fallen through the cracks. >> we want to get to some breaking news that -- secretary of state hillary clinton is out of the hospital. she left a hospital late this afternoon with her husband and daughter by her side. she was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital on sunday after a clot was found during a follow-up exam. doctors expect to make a full recovery. >> news chopper 7 was over the scene of the merchant tire store where a hand grenade was found in the parking lot. police were able to determine the degree it -- the grenade was a nurse. police have no leads or suspects -- the grenade was inert. this happened this morning at bates middle school on chase street in annapolis -- two men were taken to the hospital with breathing problems and minor burns but no students were hurt. the exact cause is under investigation. >> it has been a cold wednesday from the area but temperatures are about to go up. >> temperatures getting warmer but we will stay plenty cold f
after a storm as devastating as hurricane sandy. and it's important to understand -- i think that many things have whopped the ability of the states and local communities to deal with some of the effects of this. that is why the sandy emergency supplemental is before us attached to h.r. 1 and why we will be voting on that, i assume, tomorrow. there are two versions before us. one is the senate democrats emergency supplemental proposal. that totals $60.4 billion. it includes nearly $13 billion in mitigation funding. now, that goes for the next storm, not this storm. $3.46 billion for army corps of engineers, $500 million of which are projects from previous disasters, $3 billion to rare or replace federal assets that do not fall in the category of emergency need, $56 million for tsunami cleanup on the west coast, which, of course, does not relate to sandy, and a lot of new authorizing language for reform of disaster relief programs which i would support through the regular process. but without having gone through the authorizing committee, i don't think that's a good idea. our proposed a
up this sessson without considering the sandy ictiis. authorizing phe ssnate had already ppssed the 60-point-four-billion doolar measure... but because new llwmakers will be sworn in tomooroow.. the entire legislative process will have to start over. republican leaders saa the fissal cliff maryland leaders are come uu with wayystt eep parylanders safer.the maryland association of counties is focusinggon emergency response duriig ts annual 3- day meetinggthey'll alsoofocus on minimizing storm damage.this superstorm sandy devastated some arees offthe eastern shore. 3 3&the ravens are just days away from heir 5th consecuttve trip to the post season... and baltimore is ssowing off its purple pride. pride.meebers oo the ravens ground crew aae liierally ppinting the town purple to get fansseecited forrssnday'' game against the cclts.ttey're spray painting the team logo at 300 locations aaound paltimore... starting at city hall.poe was there to help... along with the ravens cheerleaders... and so far, everybody is feeling confident. pear.... oq: paint the town purple." -butt to-"iq:
. i am sure will see more as a result of the devastation of hurricane sandy. last we forget before tomorrow that we need to respond to that storm, as all this responded to the other cascatastrophes over the past 15 years. we should not have exceptions, particularly for the states that are donor states. if you want to get into nickels and dimes, let's get into nickels and dimes. we want everybody to step up to the plate. we have been able to help families in need by extending the earned income-tax credit to 500,000 new jersey taxpayers earning an -- who will earn an average of $2,000 more because of the program. we have also held 460,000 new jersey families take advantage of the child tax credit. many of you, regardless of which they you come from, your constituents have taken advantage of that great program. almost 400,000 have been able to use the education tax credits. lest we forget we have done all -- on the alternative minimum tax. the chairman will tell you how many times the alternative minimum tax comes up, and yet we did nothing year-to-year. in just one county in my distr
. >> that was sandy levin the top democrat there on the house ways and means committee make the point after dave camp the chairman of the house ways and means committee said that they wanted to have a balanced approach. something the president mentioned the other day at a news conference as you look at charlie rangel rangel taking hn on the house floor. to hear sandy levin, congressman levin, ed, talk about this s not the end of potential revenue essentially saying this isn't the end of tax increases and the effort to go after high income earners for more taxes was something that the president seemed to be signaling the other day that campaign style event at the eisenhower executive office building. >> you're right, bret. the president said it at that event here at the white house basically said more taxes will be going up in the days ahead in order to pay down the debt. and let's not forget there are other taxes going up today january 1 even as we talk about the bush tax cuts that are being extended permanently. number one in order to pay for healthcare reform some people are seeing their dividends
represent districts that are impacted by hurricane sandy, came to the floor of the house expressing their anger after getting word that the house republican leadership wasn't planning to take up any supplemental spending measure. helping those affected by the storm in october. the senate did approve a $60 billion measure on friday. new jersey governor chris christi also expressed his frustration, speaking from the governor's office in trenton this afternoon, he just wrapped up a press conference, and here's a quick look at what he had to say. >> new jersey and new york are among the most generous states in the nation to our fellow states. we vote for disaster relief for other states in need. we are donor states. spending much more -- sending much more to washington, d.c., than we get back in federal spending. despite this history of unbridled generosity, in our hour of desperate need, we have been left waiting for help six times longer than the victims of katrina, with no end in sight. americans are tired of the political partisanship of this congress which plays one upsmanship ahea
senators to continued work on the $60 billion hurricane sandy relief package. negotiations continue on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. both parties head to the white house today to discuss the fiscal cliff with the president. it's at 3:00 p.m. eastern in the oval office. senate in recess until 2:00 p.m. eastern when the senate reconveneses, live coverage here on c-span2. >>> and right now on c-span2 a conversation with nebraska senator ben nelson who is retiring after two terms. >>> retiring senator nebraska ben tell me sop. years that began with the 2003 recount and reended with re-election of president obama. if you could think of the adjective to describe these years what would it be? >> clearly interesting. challenging. sometimes totally frustrating. but also full of opportunities for the country. there was some good times during the twelve years laced together with some that weren't so good. 9/11, the anthrax scare. there were positive things as well, the election of president obama, i thought it was a positive statement for the country and moving forward in a way that we
a controversial decision by house leaders to not take a vote on hurricane sandy relief. some members of congress on both sides of the aisle are speaking out. first the big story on capitol hill and for the country this morning, a bill to avert the fiscal cliff awaits president obama's john hancock. around 11:00 p.m. eastern last night, the republican-led house gave final approval to a deal that will raise taxes on the wealthiest americans, and postponing the automatic spending cuts for two months. the package, which would be signed by the president as early as today preserves the bush era tax cuts for individuals who earn less than $400,000 a year and households earning less than $450,000. it extends unemployment benefits for a year and does not do a bunch of other stuff. it passed by a comfortable margin but only because a majority of yes votes came from democrats. 172 democrats voted in favor. 16 opposed. 151 republicans voted against the bill. only 85 voted in favor. in recent years, republican speakers of the house refused to bring bills to the floor unless they got a majority support from r
into sandy hook school with a two by four will be in court. that incident happened last week in -- christopher johnson wrote high-powered rifle on that board. police say he made general statement about school safety. no one was hurt. johnson, now charged with disorderly conduct. >>> later this morning, two of the three men accused of brutally beating a capitol hill man this summer will be in court. tommy branch and sonny cued i attacked and robbed maslin. he was in a coma for nearly two months. branch and his accomplice are due in court. the third suspect, michael moore, waived his right to a hearing. >>> today is the first day of the gun show in chantilly. protesters plan to be out in full force. the code pink, the social advocacy group, is prepared to protest outside. the group interrupted the nra news conference last week if you you remember this. they want stricter regulations when it comes to buying guns. >> the rules on gun shows are very loose. the feeling is, this is not a sane way to protect you and me and our kids. >> despite the protests, gun stores have seen a hug
to the victims of hurricane sandy because of the cost. boehner signaling that he's back to a hard line in the budget fights ahead. so are senate republicans. >> so we're going to focus on spending and the tidal waves coming at us are medicare and social security. postponed two months by yesterday's fiscal cliff deal. >> the motion is adopted. >> wave number two is worse. another debt ceiling fight, like the one last year that damaged the u.s. credit rating. president obama vows no repeats. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that have already racked up. >> but house republicans pushed back. the president thinks he's not going to negotiate, he better thing again. he's president of the united states, not emperor of the planet. >> reporter: this could get scarier than the cliff. >> it may take a default, another downgrade, the serious economic consequences that flow from it to jolt us back to some kind of reality. >> reporter: and not a happy new year. congressional scholar said it could look like tribal war fare up here and s
up this session without legislation.... authorizing assiitance for superstorm sandy victims. the senate had already passed thee &p60-point-four-biilion dollar measure... but because new llwmakers will be sworn in this month, the entire legislative process will have leeders say thh fiscal cliff 3 starting tooay... armed police officers will be staaioned att all schools innone nee ersey t. township.marlboro township... phich already has a uniformee throughout the daa... will now - have an officer man each school.the change comes just weeks after a gunman killed 20 children and 6 adults at sandy hook lemeetary school in newtown, connecticut. "my job is to keep tte jurisdiction and the people n marlboro saae. there'' 8,000 students at marlboro township and righh now based on advice of my police department, it is safer to have ourrtrained poliie officcrs in the schools similar to one proposed by the national rifle ssociation... one week afterrthe newtown shooting. the mayor says he came up with the idda before ii was suggested by the n-r-aa a paparazzo is killed afterr snappi
approved for victims of hurricane sandy pass 62-32 in the senate. its fate in the senate -- in the house remains uncertain. republicans have criticized the bill for including projects they say are unrelated to hurricane sandy, such as $150 million for fisheries disasters. coming up, it is a clear night but things will be changing soon. the "storm watch forecast. plus what this unsuspecting virginia woman got instead of an ipad. >> new at 11:00, same-sex couples in maryland are counting down the hours to the new year, when they will legally be allowed to marry. we talked to a silver spring couple about their plans and why the law means so much to them. >> days away from the data have been waiting for since they met. -- the day they have been waiting for since they met. they will be one of the first couple's to wed with me same-sex marriage law takes effect new year's day. the couple will be on the eastern shore to exchange bows. >> we, were part of a pioneer of movement, just like the suffragettes. >> they will be wearing matching, tuxedos, nicely pressed. in the top things off with a man
hit hard by superstorm sandy.. are getting some extra rrlief. peliee.residents of somersett county who experienced significant ddmage wwll be eligible for food stamps because of the disaster. heeprogram provides ooe counny department of social e - services and the disaster recoverr center in ccisffeld. pgetttng ready to ring ii the new year aa the inner harborr harbor. melinda rooder is &llve with the reperaaions. 3 last miiutt new years eve ppeperatiins are also underwwy city.tooy dunnan is live set the scene.mes square to - 3 pow are the roads looking tonig? traffic edge eport. report.map map 3 mdott 95 north of 195mdot- 695 &pliberty pinsky says, "the state of connecticut, and other states too, are failing to protecc theechillren from guns." ggns." a lawyer suing the state of conneccicut vvr the sandy hook shooting. what he says the school shoolddhavv done to protect his 6-year-old clieet. singing: theees a nnw wind blowing like ive never known, im breathing deeper than ve evee donn 3 ring in 2013 with the winner of the x factor season two... the ssage for fox's new year
. if that included super storm sandy with it says was the biggest response and five years. if the red cross reports does not include the response to the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut. but the report enclosed a response to the theater shooting in or rock, colorado and the sikh temple shooting and wisconsin. the red cross says that throughout 2012, it opened more than 900 shelters and have more than 100,000 people forced from their homes. >> analysts say that 2012 holiday season was the worst for retailers is 2008 financial crisis, which sells a growth far below expectations. what chains like wal-mart and gap eat are thought to have done well, analysts expect much less for retailers such as barnes and noble and j.c. penney. experts say that the holiday slump is due to parts of the super storm sandy and rising concern about the fiscal cliff. they say sales rose 0.7% this holiday season compared to a 2% increase leisure. >> netflix's c. ito reed hastings pay with the double to $4 million next year, after he took a pay cut due to the management missteps and this year. hastings pay will inclu
today at sandy hook elementary. classes will be held in another bilgd near the school in newtown, connecticut. experts say it is important for children to get back into a routine and for teachers and parents to offer reassurance. 20 children and six adults were killed at the school back on december 14th. >>> more same-sex couples are set to tie the knot in maryland today. it's the first day of the new year that civil ceremonies can be performed at the historic courthouse wedding chapel in annapolis. new year's day was the first day that same-sex marriages became legal in maryland. the proprietiors of the black walnut point inn on tillman island invited same-sex couples to get married for free yesterday. >>> prepses are in full swing for president obama's second inauguration. >> fox's jennifer davis has more on all the work that's being done and how you can watch the big day in style. >>reporter: you could say this hum of construction that fills the capitol grounds every four years represents the foundation of our country because these are the stands that will showcase the peac
is gun control. some are pushing for more regulation in the wake of the sandy hook elementary shooting. another hot topic legalizing marijuana. supporters say it has medical benefits but state officials are concerned it's illegal under federal law. medical marijuana laws stalled in annapolis in recent years. >> now maryland's most accurate forecast. >> all right. let's talk about what's going on right now. we have lots of clouds out there right now. also, as we look towards the west, you can see in virginia and southern maryland, dealing with a little bit of a wentry mix out there. more flurry action flying around so if you are heading to southern maryland today around salisbury, you are going to run into flurries this morning and light snow mixing in with a little sleet. you can see the wider view. we can see the rain do you to the -- down to the south. as we go throughout the day, the cloud will decrease and we will get more sunshine. and we are going to be dealing with very cold temperatures this morning. that will linger throughout the day. it's 25 degrees right now in manchester.
for delaying a vote on aid to the victims of hurricane sandy because of the cost. he is signalling he is back to the hard line for the budget fights ahead. >> we will focus on spending coming at us, medicare and social security. >> the fight over defense cuts in social service spending. postponed by the fiscal cliff deal. another debt ceiling crisis like the one last year that damaged the credit rating. president obama vows no repeat. >> i will not have another debate with this congress on whether not we should pay the bills they have already racked up. >> the president thinks he is not going to negotiate, think again. he is not emperor of the planet. >> it might take a default, another downgrade. serious economic consequences to told us back to some kind of reality. that is a frightening prospect. >> of the congressional scholar says it could look like a tribal war appear. >> the agreement doesn't address all the fiscal problems, but they're coming together to avoid part of the economic turmoil. >> i really admire the republicans that came together with us so that we would not go into seques
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by superstorm sandy, where recovery continues at a slow pace. >> suarez: badly damaged by sandy in new jersey, of the community's 520 homes 60 were washed away and 139 remain uninhabitable. still without electricity, gas, sewers or water. >> suarez: we continue our conversations with new members of the 113th congress. tonight the senator-elect from nebraska, republican deb fischer. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... but that was after the measure ran into initial republican resistance with demands for more spending cuts. congress began the new year having missed its deadline to keep tax cuts from rising back to 1990's levels for most americans. and to prevent across-the-board spending cuts. instead, house republicans and democrats s
to the shootings at sandy hook elementary school, a crack down that gun enthusiasts say wouldn't work. >> no loss of gun would think about doing something like. that. >> reporter: inside, there are guns and ammunition and more guns, even machine guns for sell. >> reporter: and there is an active shooting market on the machine guns where people will get together and shot machine guns all day long. >> reporter: nearly half and in the other, nearly 60% asked if they support -- said they support some form of gun control in this country. >> i will tell you what will stop a bad guy with a gun: a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: outside, members of code pink are call for example a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines. >> we need a rationale gun policy and need to get it out of the hands of the nra boys. >> reporter: in district heights, maryland today, about two dozen men, women, and children gathered outside of the gun shop they say helps contribute to the gun violence in communities. >> my nephew who lived in richmond, virginia, was killed five years ago so, yeah, i know. >> t
on the hill ancrod the country after the house did not vote on tha bill to help superstorm sandy victims speaker boehner pulled the vote, sparking angry. >> reporter: the house adjourned without acting on a measure providing relief to victims of superstorm sandy.an but, when the new york and newne jersey delegations emerged from a late afternoon meeting with house leadership, they said the have been promised votes on 6ot0 billion in aid by january . >> now that it's done, we have to not wasp more time, and -- waste more time. >> reporter: earlier, there wer fireworks on capitol hill. >> this is a disaster on top of a disaster. >> it is the most disgraceful action i've seen since i've been here. >> reporter: anger boiled off at gop leaders decided not to holdh a scheduled vote. >> it's a disgrace. >> for me, it was disappointinga and disgusting to watch.t >> it is why the american people hate congress. >> reporter: democrats blamebl conservatives, saying they did not want to vote on another spending bill.spen >> this should not be political. >> reporter: but someso republicans say the --
inspired the nation." >>> the man accused of walking into sandy hook elementary school in shenandoah county, virginia with a two by four will be in court. the incident happened last week in strasburg. 33-year-old christopher johnson wrote high-powered rifle on the board. police say he made general statements about school safety. nobody was hurt. johnson is now charged with disorderly conduct. >>> today is the first day of the nation's gun show in chantilly. protesters plan to be out in full force. the group code pink is preparing to demonstrate outside the dulles expo center. do you remember this? this was at that nra announcement. the group interrupted that conference last week and say they want stricter regulations when it comes to buying guns. >> rules on gun shows are very loose. and feeling is that this is not a sane way to protect you and me and our kids. >> despite the protests, gun stores say they've actually seen a huge increase in sales because many fear stricter regulations in light of the newtown school shooting. >> 6:05 is our time now. we're a little more than 48 hours away if
by superstorm sandy where recovery continues at a slow pace. >> suarez: we talk with journalist and author claudia kolker about her research into the "immigrant advantage." it's still without electricity, gas, sewers or water. and we continue our conversations with new members of the 113th congress. tonight the senator-elect from nebraska, republican deb fischer. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: this turned out to be a long day of waiting for final action on the "fiscal cliff" bill that cleared the senate early today. in the house, the measure ran into republican de
this week. sandy hook elementary students will use a vacant school building in the nearby town of monroe. classes begin on thursday. sandy hook elementary school became a crime scene back on december 14 is when adam lanza killed 26 people and then himself. a connecticut attorney has withdrawn a $100 million lawsuit for a surviving student at sandy hook. the attorney wanted to sue the state for palg to prevent emotional trauma during the massacre. >>> the crash site where a prince william county police officer died is now a memorial to his life. officer chris yung was killed yesterday in the crash while responding to a call. news4's david culver is live in bristow with more on tributes pouring in from around the country. david? >> reporter: here at the crash site a growing roadside memorial. you can seeehind me there were some flowers, candles, some cards. all sitting underneath a cross. all day today family, friends, even strangers have stopped by just to honor officer yung's sacrifice. >> we all need to pull together. you know. i mean, if it was just one of my family members, i'm sure p
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flags of how it started. >> the waiting game continues for victims of super storm sandy. a bill that didn't pass the house that would a have brought them needed money. those stories trait i -- straight ahead on this wednesday, january 2nd, 2013. good morning maryland i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. it rolls off the tongue. >> 2013. >> you said something this morning back to work. >> and back to school. let's find out what's in store when you head out the door. here's lynn yoat charles. i am take -- lynette charles. i am taking it bundle up will be the forecast. >> we can see the winds out of the northwest at 5 miles an hour right now. and as we stop in glenelg 28 degrees. very dry air in place. dew point at 20 and annapolis at 33 degrees. make sure to have and dress accordingly as you step out the door this morning. not only do we have very cool temperatures out there this morning. but we are also dealing with a little bit of wintery precipitation in southern maryland. so we can zoom in on a few spots as maybe your travels are going to be taking you into the area
the students safety. details on that straight ahead. >>> a new year, a new start. students from sandy hook elementary are going to start classes tomorrow in a different building. guest have been taken to the new school which is a nearbiton along with backpacks and belongings left behind following the shooting. the open house is scheduled for today and experts say that it is important for the children to get back into the routine and for teachers and parents to offer reassurances. >>> and beginning today armed police officers will be in marlboro township new jersey. the high school has a uniformed officer stationed there. another officer visits the middle and elementary schools but beginning today, police will man each school. the changes come in light of the sandy hook shooting. >> our job is to keep the jurisdictions and people here safe. 8,000 students in marlboro township and based on advice of my police department it's safer to have our trained police officers in the schools than not. >> school officials say the officers will be a normal. >>> time for five things to know. fallout from
for this game. the fbi says all of the money has been refunded. a new type of investigation after the sandy hook shooting. geneticists are studying adam lanza's dna. they say there are genetic components to mental a list of many factors involved. scientists are not looking for anything specific and they admit it is unlikely they will find anything. the result will likely not be released for several weeks. after the shooting spree there have been plenty of questions about school safety. that is why hundreds of staff members at utah school turned out last night for free gun training. everyone from third grade teachers to janitors and cafeteria workers were taught how to fight back in a situation like that at sandy hook. >> i am just were read a little bit, what would i do as a teacher. how would you protect yourself if you were being fired upon? >> with the recent tragedy, i realize it is probably a good time for me to act on that. >> trainers and that advocates said not every teacher who showed up applied for or even wanted a gun permit, but they said the purpose of the training was to help peopl
welcomed survivors of the sandy hook elementary school shooting to yesterday's game. the children got to talk to the player before the game. when the players ran out of the tunnel, they gave the kids high fives. >>> time for a check of the forecast. let's get to mike masco. >> it is cold. it is going to get cold all week. temperatures starting across the area, in to the 20s, manchester, 24, 33 baltimore city. it feels like it's in to the teens. that windchill, a little bit of a wind out there. notice clouds blowing off on the storm over texas. you go towards the west of the mississippi river, you are going to run in to wintery weather. notice travel troubles across much of the mid sections of the nation. that will stay towards the south. closer to home, 2-degree guarantee, 43 today, a cloudy day. on the coolish side. tonight, 35, dropping down to 32 in the city. dry but going to be chilly. here is your seven-day forecaat the big 7 day, notice temperatures around 43 for new year's day. watch this, though, wednesday, 37, thursday, 34, headline is the fact that for one, two, three nights
. and an 81-year-old man is going for a more direct way. sandy is wearing a sign around his neck that says he wants a wife. he was married many times. he says he changed his ways and wants someone he can spend the rest of his life with. but there are some nonane yore bls. >> nobody under 60 doesn't compute. my life was built around books. if they don't like books, it's a lost cause. i won't leave this town. i love this place. it's the perfect place for an old man. >> picky! >> sandy says he might make one exception. if a woman in her 40s or 50s is really interested, he might compromise. and josie is writing down his number. >> i might move, he seems like a catch. [ laughter ] >> let's take a quick check at the radar. we have a few light wintery showers west of baltimore right now. we won't see much more in accumulation. rockville, i'm just saying, watch for icy spots in the morning. batten down the hatches. it will warm up friday before a new storm on saturday. >> abc2 news is brought to you by acura. >> all right, that's all we have for you. abc2 news at 11:00. >> you can always get the lat
that any delay could rattle already fragile markets. >> two weeks after the tragedy at sandy hook elementary, the topic of gun-control has heated up at the state and federal levels and as talk of legislative action increases, so do gun sales. then sales have spiked across the nation as people are buying guns that are now legal but may not be if new legislation passes. maryland is no exception. there were 7200 applications in november, but following the shooting, those numbers do to be spiking. >> we do not have part numbers for december but we believe we are looking at over 8200 purchase applications. >> in 2011, more than 46,000 purchase applications were processed. by the end of the year, police protect 62,000 will be handled. a man remains in a coma after being beaten at a home in west baltimore. authorities found steven pearson beaten unconscious on mcculloh street. he had gone to give an estimate on some contract work when he went missing. >> all i know is that they rob him. it is wrong what they did. i hear about this stuff on the news but i never thought it would come to my
in the works. students who attended sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, will be headed back to class on thursday. the elementary students will go to a previously unused school in the nearby town called monroe. sandy hook became a crime scene on december 14. after adam lanza opened fire inside the school, killing 26 people and himself. there will be an open house at the new school in monroe tomorrow. >>> a new year's eve celebration turned tragic after would men were shot and killed at a california bar. a 22-year-old man is in custody this afternoon. investigators say he opened fire inside the old sack are a men to be restaurant after getting into an argument with a group of people. lee others were injured in the shooting. meanwhile a planned mid might fireworks show in the area was canceled. the expected crowd of 40,000 people were told to stay home. >>> an oregon man is apologizing this afternoon after leaving a loaded gun inside of a movie theater. warren's pistol fell out of his holster while he was watching "the hobbit." police say would seventh graders found it when one
leaders to end the congressional session without voting on an aid bill for victims of superstorm sandy. new york republican peter king said the decision was indefensible. maryland democrat steny hoyer said he was deeply disappointed. last friday the senate approved a $60.4 billion sandy relief meetings. the house appropriations committee drafted a smaller bill. a vote by the full house hasn't been expected before the body recessed. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is still in a new york hospital getting treated for that blood clot. doctors found the clot in a vein behind her right ear. the 65-year-old clinton did not suffer any stroke or brain damage. she's expected to make a full recovery. doctors familiar with this type of clot say it is unlikely that it developed as a side effect of her recent concussion when she fell at her home. secretary clinton was also treated for a blood clot back in the 1990's when she was first lady. that one was in her leg. >>> you may kiss your spouse. that's the phrase that will be used more and more in maryland now, now that same-sex marriage is le
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